Gan Eden

June 20, 2006

1. The “Garden of Eden;” the original residence of humanity’s first couple. There Adam and Chava were commanded to “work the Garden and Protect it,” and also not to eat from the fruit of the “Eitz HaDaat,” the “Tree of Knowledge” nor from that of the “Eitz HaChayim,” the “Tree of Life.” Alomost immediately, they transgressed the first prohibition and ate from the Eitz HaDaat. They were driven from the Garden, and history as we know it began.

2. Also used as an identification of the “place” where the righteous receive their reward in the “World-to-Come.”